Curbside Recycling Pickup Information

Single Stream Recycling = All In One Can

Single Stream Guidelines

All of the items listed below may be mixed together and must be placed in plastic or metal containers no larger than 32 gallons in size with serviceable handles and holes drilled in the bottom for drainage.  The combined weight must not exceed 50 lbs.  You may use as many cans as necessary to accomodate your needs.

Glass & Plastic Bottles, Jars and Cans

Includes aerosol cans, aluminum and other metal cans that food & beverages come in, and all bottles where the neck is smaller than the body of the container.  NO plastic buckets, 5 gallon pails, tubs or similar items.

Mixed Paper and Magazines

Includes magazines, catalogs, color inserts, envelopes (with or without cellophane windows), junk mail, sweepstakes forms, office paper (fax, photocopy, computer, white ledger, and envelopes), non-metallic wrapping paper, real estate books, NCR, and shredded paper.

Corrugated Cardboard

The type of used to make cardboard boxes, cartons, and similar corrugated material, but not including wax-coated or poly-coated boxes.

Curbside Collection Guidelines:

  • Place recycling cans at curbside either the night before or by 6am the day of collection.  The contractor will not be back for late set-outs.
  • Do not put any recyclables in plastic bags.
  • All containers must be rinsed.
  • Remove lids from cans and bottles and discard them in your regular trash.
  • Do not tie paper into bundles.
  • Refer to the Recycling Zone Map for your collection day.

The Recycling Bin "No-No's"

Whether you are Single Streaming at curbside or at the Recycling Center, keep in mind.....

  • NO Plastic Bags
  • NO Material in Plastic Bags
  • NO String
  • NO Paper Milk or Juice Cartons
  • NO Ceramic or Non-Recyclable Glass
  • NO Window or Auto Glass
  • NO Non-Recyclable Plastics
  • NO Large Plastic Tubs or Buckets
  • NO Scrap Metal
  • NO Plastic Caps or Lids
  • NO Soiled Pizza Boxes
  • NO Cereal Voxes
  • NO Liquids
  • NO Styrofoam
  • NO Flowerpots
  • NO Hazardous Waste
  • NO Diapers or Bio-Hazardous Waste

The Pizza Box Recycling Mystery

Pizza boxes that are tarnished with food, or any paper product that is stained with grease or food, are NOT recyclable as a whole!  Even though pizza boxes are traditionally made from corrugated cardboard, the grease and oil from the tasty treat can cause damage to the machinery used to process it.  If you would like to recycle the pizza box, tear off and discard the soiled portion and recycle the rest!

If you are in doubt as to what is considered recyclable, please call the Department of Public Works, at 693-1100, ext. 2301, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 7:00 am and 3:30 pm.   

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Contact Information

Meadowbrook Industries
Phone: 609-971-7979